1. May 2013 11:08
On April 25, 2013, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) introduced the Phoenix Law Review Victim's Rights Issue Volume 5 during a Congressional hearing on the proposed National Victims' Bill of Rights. You can view the special edition on HeinOnline.
The Phoenix Law Review members worked on this special edition of the journal related to the new proposed national Victim's Rights Amendment. The law review board also traveled to Washington last April to attend the first of many hearings on the bill.
Phoenix School of Law's Adjunct Professor Steve Twist worked with the Law Review group on the special edition and arranged for them to meet the Arizona delegation to Congress.
View the hearing here.
(Still of the April 25, 2013 Hearing)
26. April 2013 10:52
Congratulations to Eric Mollenhauer!
Winner of the library’s contest idea for entering an inventive, original, or
creative service or resource that the library can implement or add. Four of his
entries were selected by the judges:
a) Interactive learning games
b) Review room on topics
c) Unique learning space
d) Youtube tutorials
Thank, Eric for submitting your ideas! We will be working to implement them
over the next year.
24. April 2013 08:28
May I recommend a short, amusing and educational publication? It is a great poolside read with actual court opinions. The title is Judges Say the Darndest Things. Check its availability in your Law Library by clicking the title.
The sections Fred Shackelford compiled for the book might just clarify concepts for you.
See one of the selected opinions published in rhyme on Westlaw: Fisher v. Lowe, 333 N.W.2d 67 (Mich. Ct. App. 1983) (You will have to log into your Westlaw account). See also Irvin v. Smith, 654 N.E.2d 189 (Ohio 1993) (You will have to log into your Lexis account).
27. March 2013 13:41
The case is U.S. V. Windsor. Do you know the facts? Read the parties' briefs on WestlawNext.
Brief for Plaintiff-Appellee
Brief for Defendant-Appellant
Also, see many other Amicus Curiae briefs and the Petition for Writ of Certiorari.
Once logged in to WestlawNext, select "Briefs" from the "All Content" tab on the homepage.
Type the search string "US v. Windsor & DOMA."
Windsor is being reviewed along with Hollingsworth v. Perry, a challenge to California's Proposition 8.
How do you think these cases will be decided? What was the legislative intent?
Will they actually reach a decision on the merits - under Equal Protections, 10th Amendment state police power, dismissed for lack of standing?
Read the slip opinions below:
United States v. Windsor
Hollingsworth v. Perry
26. January 2013 12:14
Constitutional? Argue among yourselves.
See the proposed bill that will require high school students to take an oath to receive their diploma. It is available at the Arizona State Legislature website. Click the link below:
The politicians introducing the bill are Representatives Thorpe, Borrelli, Seel, Shope, Smith: Dial, Livingston, Senator Crandell.